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Texas: Video shows invasive search of woman by police, says lawyer

The lawyer for a black woman in the US state of Texas has released a police video which he says shows that she was subjected to an invasive search that amounts to “rape by cop”. In 2015, Charnesia Corley, then 20 years old, had her vagina forcibly searched for drugs after being stopped by police, lawyer Samuel Cammack said. Charges ...

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North Korea crisis: War would be horrific, US general says

A military response to North Korea would be “horrific” but remains an option, the top military adviser to US President Donald Trump says. Gen Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, made the comments while visiting China. He was responding to remarks by a top Trump aide ruling out military action over North Korea’s nuclear programme. Tensions ...

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Sajid Javid calls for child abuse debate after Sarah Champion exit

Cabinet minister Sajid Javid has urged an “honest open debate” about child abuse after a Labour front bencher quit over an article on the issue. Sarah Champion faced a backlash after writing in The Sun that “Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls”. She quit her role as shadow equalities minister and apologised for ...

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Charlie Alliston trial: Cyclist accused over woman's death gives evidence

A cyclist accused of killing a woman by ploughing into her on his racing bike has told a court that having a front brake “would have made no difference”. Charlie Alliston, then aged 18, was allegedly going at 18mph when he hit Kim Briggs as she crossed Old Street in Shoreditch, London, in February 2016. Mr Alliston, who denies manslaughter, ...

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Albertina Choules death: Man admits manslaughter

A man has admitted killing an 81-year-old widow and setting her body on fire. Tautrydas Narbutas, 24, of Chiltern Avenue, High Wycombe, was accused of murdering Albertina Choules at her home near Marlow Bottom, Buckinghamshire, on 6 July 2016. Lithuanian Narbutas appeared at Reading Crown Court via video link on Wednesday where he denied murder but pleaded guilty to manslaughter ...

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Damning Learndirect Ofsted report released after failed court bid

A damning Ofsted report on Learndirect has been published, days after the training company failed to block its release in the High Court. Ofsted rated the company “inadequate” and found not enough of its learners achieved the skills and qualifications to progress in work and education. It also found teaching performance was not managed well by the company, which has ...

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Manchester attack: Georgina Callander had won university place

A student who died in the Manchester Arena attack had won a place at university to study paediatrics, her mother has said. Georgina Callander was among 22 people killed when Salman Abedi detonated a suicide bomb following an Ariana Grande concert on 22 May. Her mum Lesley said the 18-year-old had been awarded an unconditional place at Edge Hill University ...

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Mehdi Karroubi: Iran opposition leader taken to hospital

An Iranian opposition leader held under house arrest since 2011 has been admitted to hospital a day after he began a hunger strike, his family says. Mehdi Karroubi had stopped eating on Wednesday to press the authorities to give him a public trial, Saham News quoted his wife Fatemeh as saying. On Thursday, the 79-year-old cleric’s son Mohammed wrote on ...

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Brexit blamed as Southern Salads goes into administration

About 260 people have lost their jobs after a company supplying fresh salads to supermarkets, restaurants and travel chains went into administration. Southern Salads, based in Tonbridge in Kent, said the pound’s devaluation since last year’s EU referendum vote had made the business unsustainable. The family-run firm had been operating for 31 years. It ceased trading “with immediate effect” on ...

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Raped Indian girl, 10, gives birth

A 10-year-old rape victim whose request for an abortion was turned down by the Indian Supreme Court last month has given birth to a baby girl. The girl was never told that she was pregnant and is not aware that the baby has been delivered. The birth took place in a government hospital in the city of Chandigarh at 09:22 ...

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